The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from Japanese Internment Camps

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 3:44 PM

An exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum showcases beauty created from pain, during one of the most painful times in the history of the Northwest and the United States. The Art of Gaman features more than 120 arts and crafts created by Japanese Americans while being held at internment camps during World War II, as well as stories about the artists and the concepts behind the artwork.

The Japanese concept of gaman means "to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity." Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft, and Design at Bellevue Arts Museum,as well as Delphine Hirasuna, the exhibit's curator and author of the 2005 book The Art of Gaman, joined Margaret to share the inspiration behind the exhibit, as well as ties to Delphine's own family history.

The Art of Gaman opens July 3rd and runs through October. AARP members can receive a $2 discount on tickets for the exhibit by showing their AARP membership card at the Bellevue Art Museum. Click HERE for more details.

Delphine will give a Curator Talk about the exhibit on Thursday night (July 3) at 7:00pm at Bellevue Arts Museum. Please click here for more information.

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